Sunday, September 9, 2012

Changing Seasons




I have learned over the past few years to start my seasonal decorating early in the fall.  It seems that once Labor Day is over things get really busy and with several decorating opportunities coming up -- Halloween and Thanksgiving.....it's best to start the 1st of September.....even if it still feels like summer.




And so I began to dismantle all the elements of Summer.....



from the little powder room.....



even the summer scented soap and lotion changed.....






Time to leave the sandcastles and buckets of gathered shells......




....no more moonlit walks on the beach.....




....the sounds of seagulls and waves disappear....


....one last sailboat ride.....



....time to say goodbye Summer.....






Welcome Fall!



Now we greet our old friend Mr. Scarecrow in the garden.....



....the leaves begin to fall.....



....the smell of cinnamon and spices.....



...our mantle takes on a new look...




...pheasants replace flamingos....


....soft sandy shades turn to Autumns brilliant colors......



....time for gathering.....


....and back to school.....


....and giving thanks....



....baskets laden.....




....with Autumn's harvest.....


....children playing.....


.....a visit to the pumpkin patch....



....as Autumn elves welcome the crisp cool days of fall....

....once again the seasons change and we welcome the warmth of home and hearth.

Happy Fall Ya'll!

See ya!

I'm joining Marty at "A Stroll Thru Life" for Tabletop Tuesday.http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2012/09/132nd-table-top-tuesday.html

11 comments:

  1. Martha,

    Your transformation looks so pretty! I love fall and have "autumnized" for a couple of weeks now. Hope your week is good!

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  2. Dearesrt Martha,
    Happy FALL to you as well!

    Your place looks great!!! I started imagining the scarecrows coming out of storage. Better get started on this.

    We had a perfect weather day today....loved it and ready for more of it.
    d

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  3. Such beautiful decorating! I can't wait to get my stuff out and decorate for fall too. You've inspired me!

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  4. Beautiful fall vignettes all over your lovely house! I love the cloche, the basket...ok, I love it all. Have a blessed week, dear Martha.
    FABBY

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  5. I have enjoyed looking at all your autumn pretties! Don't you just love taking it all out?!

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  6. Your new Fall touches are so pretty!

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  7. Hi Martha, Your Fall decorating is lovely. It feels good to actually decorate for Fall. Good times are ahead. I am your newest follower. I thought I was already...silly me.

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  8. Oh wow, it's all gorgeous. I love it. Every one of your vignettes are so pretty. You have definitely gone all out. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, marty

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  9. Martha, everything is so pretty. I enjoyed seeing your summer as well as your fall vignettes. So many clever ideas. I love "have a cup of sea", and I love the little bucket with shells spilling out. Fall colors are just so pretty, and I enjoyed seeing all of your pretty Fall treasures. The school post card is such a cute idea for Fall, and that squirrel under the cloche is a cutie. Love your pretty pheasants too. I've been looking for some pheasants in my price range, but I'm afraid my price range is too narrow! laurie

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  10. Ooooh it's all so lovely! It feels so good to redo everything doesn't it? I'm like you, trying to get it all done now before the weather gets really nice here, and we will want to spend every minute outside. I hope you had a good summer! Thanks for your visit, it's good to catch up again :))
    xo, Andrea

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  11. Martha I was sad to see the moonlight walks on the beach and the shells going away until I saw all your beautiful autumn pieces coming out to play. I feel a little better now about having to say goodbye to summer after reading your post. Thanks for your comment today by the way...appreciate you so much, dear friend!

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